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Hoya reutsa is part of the Apocynaceae family and is native to the Karnataka province in India. This Hoya is often mistaken for a Rhipsalis due to its flat leaflets. Retusa refers to the notched ends of the leaflets, they look slightly heart shaped. Hoya retusa is more likely to bloom under cooler night time temperatures (10°C). Flowers are star-shaped, cream in colour with a burgundy centre.
Pot: 12cm diameter.
Foliage: Approximately 15cm in length.
It's also pictured in a 14cm St Tropez Blue ceramic pot (not included)
Secrets to success
Temperature: No lower than 10°C at night and up to 30°C during the day.
Light: Bright indirect light works best for Hoya retusa.
Watering: Allow this plant to dry out a little but not too much as it's thinner than other Hoya.
Air humidity: Average to slightly higher.
Potting mix: A light and airy mix with coco coir and orchid bark to aid drainage.
For further information about Hoya, check out our blog.
This plant isn't toxic but the sap is an irritant, keep out of reach of pets and children just in case.
Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected. We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.
Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.
We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.
We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.
We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer.
We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt. We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.
If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.
To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.
We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.
Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.
Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.
I need light to survive. Please give me light!
I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.